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An Analysis of Northern Indiana's Population in 1850

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Elfrieda Lang

Date:
1953

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Indiana Magazine of History, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 17-60

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An Analysis of Northern Indiana's Population in 1850

Elfrieda Lung*

Statistics have been sought after in the past by only a few scholars, and in fact avoided by others. In recent years a number of historians have been more interested in social history than in the political story and have gleaned the original census returns to produce their narrative. Among some of those who have been actively engaged in working with the census are Frank L. Owsley of Alabama and his student, Chase C. Mooney of Indiana University, who has completed an extensive study on slaves in Tennessee. Another student of the census, Hildegard Binder Johnson of Minnesota, has won wide acclaim for her scholarly articles on a number of Middle Western States and especially on Germans. And more recently, Barnes F. Lathrop has completed a study of Texas. The authors of most of the studies that have been published or are now in progress have used or are using the sampling method to arrive at their conclusions.

The most detailed study now available for any state was completed in 1950. This research covers twenty-one counties in Indiana north of the Wabash River. Because of the time element in reading microfilm and compiling statistics, it may require another ten years before an exhaustive account can be given for the entire state of Indiana.

Not until 1830 was a census taken in northern Indiana. At that time there were 3,380 inhabitants, exclusive of Indians, living in this region. By 1840 the number totaled 65,-897. During the next decade the population had increased to 165,286, representing thirty states and twenty-six foreign countries. Some of those individuals may have migrated to this Hoosier wilderness to improve their financial s'tatus, while others may have been imbued by the spirit of adventure.


  • * Elfrieda Lang is a research associate and assistant editor of the Indiana Magazine of History. These statistics are the heart of the Ph.D. dissertation completed at Indiana University in 1950 under the direction of John D. Barnhart. The tables which follow were compiled from the Original Returns of the Seventh United States Census, 1850, Indiana. A copy of this census in microfilm is on file in the Documents Division of the Indiana University Library, Bloomington, Indiana. It should be noted that the boundaries of the counties in this study were those of 1850 and not as of today. For changes of county boundaries see, George Pence and Nellie C. Armstrong, Indiana Boundaries, Tewitory, State, and County (Indianapolis, 1933).
Many on the frontier found there an opportunity to develop talents which might have remained dormant in the state or country of their birth.

By the time the 1830 census was taken only four northern counties were settled. Allen, Elkhart, and St. Joseph were border counties, and Cass County in the interior had proved the more popular area for settlement. Ten years later twen'ty-one counties north of the Wabash River in the Hoosier State had been populated. La Porte County with over eight thousand inhabitants was the more densely settled. In 1850, however, Allen County had more people living within its borders than any other county in the region.

While the increase in population in these northern counties is of interest, the more noteworthy factor may be the nativity of those inhabitants who were living there at the time of the seventh census. Over sixty-three per cent had been born in the North Central States and in all probability were the children of parents who had migrated from other sections and from foreign countries. A further analysis of the above percentage indicated that more than thirty-five per cent were native Hoosiers. Six counties had more Ohioans than Indianans. Of this number four: Kosciusko, Noble, Starke, and Whitley, were interior counties; and only two, Steuben and De Kalb, bordered Ohio. That immigration from the Buckeye State to this area was of more recent date than to other counties in northern Indiana is substantiated by the fact that the younger children had been born in Ohio.

After 1830 the National Road no longer served as a dividing line for the Southerners, who now began to swing their axes to clear areas for settlement in the region north of the Wabash River. In the next twenty years approximately twelve thousand had settled in northern Indiana, representing thirteen states from the South. Fifty per cent of this number were Virginians. Kentuckians and Marylanders were also well represented. Miami and Wabash counties were more favored for settlement by Southerners. As a rule, immigrants from the South reached Indiana by traveling through Ohio. Then, too, there were those who lived for a number of years in southern Indiana before removing to the area north of the Wabash River. Children were born in Ohio and in counties south of the National Road.

Slightly less than thirty-two thousand came from the Middle Atlantic States. Over fifteen thousand were natives of Pennsylvania with approximately sixteen hundred choosing Elkhart County. Since the natives of the Keystone State surpassed the number of New Yorkers in the interior counties, it is likely that the Pennsylvanians may have traveled on such a central route as the National Road which linked with the Michigan Road at Indianapolis, and then gradually distributed themselves on either side of the latter highway. That such a route was probably followed is further substantiated by the fact that many children of Pennsylvanians were born in Ohio. On the other hand, more than fourteen thousand came from New York, of which two thousand had settled in La Porte County. With only a few exceptions the counties along the lake and the Michigan border were more favored by natives from the Empire State than the interior counties. Except for approximately twenty-two hundred citizens from Delaware and New Jersey, the immigrants from New York and Pennsylvania comprised the entire population of the Middle Atlantic States who moved into northern Indiana.

Among the native-born population about three per cent were New Englanders, who had left the rolling hills and rocky ledges for the open prairies and marshes of northern Indiana. La Porte and Steuben counties were the choice of the largest number of Yankees. There were more sons and daughter from Vermont than from any other New England State, although Connecticut and Massachusetts each were represented by slightly more than eleven hundred. The Yankees settled in larger numbers in the border counties, and as early as 1850 had to their credit the founding of Orland Academy in Steuben County, thus giving some indication of Yankee interest in higher education. John Stocker from the Green Mountain State did the spade work in this county and no doubt was responsible for luring New Englanders to the region. Another Yankee, Solon Robinson, who came from Connecticut, was the leading spirit in Lake County. In all likelihood the New England group made its entrance into Indiana by a northern route. Judging by the nativity of children, some Yankees came by way of Michigan and others lived for a number of years in Ohio after leaving the Wolverine State before settling in Indiana. A number of New Englanders and Southerners, as well as some foreigners, by-passed the Hoosier State for Illinois and lived there from five to ten years before retreating into Indiana.

Interestingly enough, the counties, which were popular with New Englanders were also the choice of natives from the Empire State. One may, therefore, conclude that many of the ancestors of New Yorkers were Yankees. Probably fifty per cent or more of the native New Yorkers who settled in northern Indiana were of New England extraction.

Approximately eleven thousand inhabitants of the total population were natives of foreign countries, and over a third of the entire alien population was concentrated in Allen County. Furthermore, the Germans made the most indelible impression of any group. Their numbers were more pronounced in Allen and Lake counties than those of all other aliens put together.

In 1850, there were 433 Negroes in northern Indiana, and about thirty per cent of this number were natives of the Southern States. The majority of them were living in Allen, Cass, and Whitley counties. Lake, Marshall, Pulaski, and Starke counties had no colored population. Approximately fifty-eight per cent of the Negroes were natives of the North Central States, to which their parents may have migrated from the Southern States. In all probability some of the colored people accompanied a master from the South to the Hoosier State and once on free soil continued in his employ or pursued some other occupation.

At the time of the 1850 census 110 Indians were living in northern Indiana. Of this number seven had settled in Cass County; five, in Marshall; eighty-three, in Miami; and fifteen, in Wabash. Four were born in Michigan, one each, in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; and one hundred and two, in Indiana. The birthplace of one was unknown. One may assume that they had never become a part of an emigration trek or that if they had removed to a western state, at the time of the seventh census they had returned to their old stamping grounds.

In addition to the nativity of northern Indiana's population, the age distribution of the inhabitants is worthy of consideration. The largest number below twenty years were born in the North Central States, with the majority being natives of the Hoosier State. Hence, the parents in most cases were born in other states and foreign countries. Eighty-eight per cent of the New Englanders were above twenty and fifty-four per cent above forty. The Southerners ranked next with eighty-five per cent above twenty and forty-four per cent above forty, and they in turn were followed by the natives from the Middle Atlantic States with seventy-three per cent above twenty and twenty-nine per cent above forty. While seventy-four per cent of the foreigners were above twenty, there were only twenty-seven per cent above forty in this group. Almost seventy-eight per cent of the Middle Westerners were below twenty years of age, but for the Hoosiers it was ninety-three per cent in the same range.

Although the Hoosiers constituted over thirty-five per cent of the population in the region, it should be noted that the majority of them were below ten years of age. For this reason one might, therefore, conclude that the number of Indianans is not of any great significance, especially since the parents themselves had come from New England, from the South, from the Middle Atlantic States, or from foreign countries. It was, after all, the older generation that made the furrow which the children followed.

Population of Northern Indiana, 1830-1850
County 1830 1840 1850
Allen 996 5,942 16,919
Cass 1,162 5,480 10,986
De Kalb   1,968 8,251
Elkhart 935 6,660 12,697
Fulton   1,993 5,982
Jasper   1,267 3,548
Kosciusko   4,170 10,244
Lagrange   3,664 8,387
Lake   1,468 3,991
La Porte   8,184 12,146
Marshall   1,651 5,349
Miami   3,048 11,303
Noble   2,702 7,946
Porter   2,162 5,236
Pulaski   561 2,596
St. Joseph 287 6,425 10,955
Starke   149 557
Steuben   2,578 6,105
Wabash   2,756 12,138
White   1,832 4,760
Whitley   1,237 5,190
Total 3,380 65,897 165,286
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Age Groups of Northern Indiana in 1850

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Age Groups of Northern Indiana in 1850

Nativity of Northern Indiana in 1850 by Counties
  New Middle   North       At  
County England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Sea Total
Allen 397 2,730 562 9,275 5,327 3,902 46 7 16,919
Cass 117 1,595 1,137 7,408 4,597 574 155 0 10,986
De Kalb 283 1,954 229 5,496 2,135 228 61 0 8,251
Elkhart 433 2,872 686 8,093 4,360 518 95 0 12,697
Fulton 93 892 584 4,199 2,516 199 15 0 5,982
Jasper 56 318 445 2,655 1,678 71 3 0 3,548
Kosciusko 139 1,648 871 7,296 3,522 276 14 0 10,244
Lagrange 466 2,549 269 4,686 2,260 328 89 0 8,387
Lake 256 960 81 1,800 1,147 862 32 0 3,991
La Porte 703 3,083 924 6,590 4,583 783 62 1 12,146
Marshall 102 935 436 3,583 2,250 284 9 0 5,349
Miami 190 1,475 1,444 7,793 4,447 360 41 0 11,303
Noble 216 1,791 390 5,239 2,163 239 71 0 7,946
Porter 303 1,086 309 3,121 1,779 416 1 0 5,236
Pulaski 23 425 233 1,798 975 113 4 0 2,596
St. Joseph 374 2,134 698 6,910 4,259 833 6 0 10,955
Starke 9 111 24 404 197 9 0 0 557
Steuben 532 2,120 80 3,131 1,412 235 7 0 6,105
Wabash 102 1,556 1,490 8,541 5,054 413 35 1 12,138
White 49 622 630 3,328 2,065 70 61 0 4,760
Whitley 101 963 398 3,476 1,571 242 9 1 5,190
Total 4,944 31,819 11,920 104,822 58,297 10,955 816 10 165,286
Percentage 2.99 19.25 7.21 63.43 35.27 6.63 .49    
* The figures listed under Indiana are included in the figures listed under the North Central States.
Nativity of Northern Indiana in 1850 by Counties in Percentage
  New Middle   North       At
County England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Sea
Allen 2.35 16.14 3.32 54.82 31.49 23.06 .27 .04
Cass 1.06 14.52 10.35 67.43 41.84 5.23 1.41 .00
De Kalb 3.43 23.68 2.78 66.61 25.88 2.76 .74 .00
Elkhart 3.41 22.61 5.40 63.75 34.34 4.08 .75 .00
Fulton 1.55 14.91 9.77 70.19 42.06 3.33 .25 .00
Jasper 1.58 8.96 12.54 74.83 47.29 2.00 .09 .00
Kosciusko 1.36 16.09 8.50 71.22 34.38 2.69 .14 .00
Lagrange 5.55 30.39 3.22 55.87 26.94 3.91 1.06 .00
Lake 6.42 24.05 2.03 45.10 28.74 21.60 .80 .00
La Porte 5.79 25.38 7.61 54.26 37.73 6.45 .51 .00
Marshall 1.91 17.48 8.13 67.00 42.06 5.31 .17 .00
Miami 1.68 13.05 12.77 68.95 39.34 3.19 .36 .00
Noble 2.72 22.55 4.91 65.93 27.22 3.00 .89 .00
Porter 5.79 20.74 5.90 59.60 33.98 7.90 .07 .00
Pulaski .89 16.34 8.98 69.29 37.56 4.35 .15 .00
St. Joseph 3.40 19.48 6.37 63.07 38.88 7.63 .05 .00
Starke 1.62 19.93 4.30 72.53 35.37 1.62 .00 .00
Steuben 8.71 34.73 1.31 51.29 23.13 3.85 .11 .00
Wabash .84 12.82 12.28 70.37 41.64 3.40 .29 .00
White 1.03 13.07 13.24 69.91 43.38 1.47 1.28 .00
Whitley 1.95 18.56 7.67 66.98 30.27 4.67 .17 .00
Inhabitants in Northern Indiana by Counties from the New England States in 1850
        New Rhode    
County Connecticut Maine Massachusetts Hampshire Island Vermont Total
Allen 64 66 103 38 9 117 397
Cass 17 18 26 7 3 46 117
De Kalb 83 5 71 19 5 100 283
Elkhart 92 26 78 31 8 198 433
Fulton 30 4 33 3 1 22 93
Jasper 12 18 8 1 3 14 56
Kosciusko 42 3 36 17 3 38 139
Lagrange 142 17 108 25 17 157 466
Lake 63 21 47 25 6 94 256
La Porte 222 30 168 72 21 190 703
Marshall 23 2 18 12 6 41 102
Miami 40 7 33 21 4 85 190
Noble 42 12 49 14 5 94 216
Porter 68 11 69 45 23 87 303
Pulaski 6 1 7 1 1 7 23
St. Joseph 84 62 80 31 7 110 374
Starke 3 0 0 5 0 1 9
Steuben 87 18 147 41 11 228 532
Wabash 18 10 33 4 2 35 102
White 10 12 9 4 1 13 49
Whitley 26 12 18 10 4 31 101
Total 1,174 355 1,141 426 140 1,708 4,944
Inhabitants in Northern Indiana by Counties from the North Central States in 1850
              Wis- Northwest  
County Illinois Indiana Iowa Michigan Missouri Ohio consin Territory Total
Allen 6 5,327 0 79 3 3,854 6 0 9,275
Cass 23 4,597 3 13 9 2,763 0 0 7,408
De Kalb 4 2,135 0 44 0 3,312 1 0 5,496
Elkhart 21 4,360 11 187 6 3,505 3 0 8,093
Fulton 21 2,516 7 14 7 1,634 0 0 4,199
Jasper 26 1,678 4 22 2 921 2 0 2,655
Kosciusko 15 3,522 2 37 0 3,720 0 0 7,296
Lagrange 17 2,260 7 144 2 2,250 5 1 4,686
Lake 63 1,147 0 72 4 510 4 0 1,800
La Porte 92 4,583 13 228 19 1,632 23 0 6,590
Marshall 24 2,250 2 31 0 1,276 0 0 3,583
Miami 15 4,447 12 54 5 3,259 1 0 7,793
Noble 19 2,163 0 62 0 2,994 1 0 5,239
Porter 29 1,779 4 123 11 1,168 7 0 3,121
Pulaski 3 975 0 1 3 814 2 0 1,798
St. Joseph 32 4,259 11 288 6 2,301 13 0 6,910
Starke 3 197 0 3 0 201 0 0 404
Steuben 8 1,412 0 180 2 1,527 2 0 3,131
Wabash 23 5,054 6 19 12 3,426 1 0 8,541
White 19 2,065 3 5 2 1,234 0 0 3,328
Whitley 3 1,571 0 16 1 1,885 0 0 3,476
Total 466 58,297 85 1,622 94 44,186 71 1 104,822
Inhabitants in Northern Indiana by Counties from the Middle Atlantic States in 1850
County Delaware New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Total
Allen 16 168 1,235 1,311 2,730
Cass 71 127 315 1,082 1,595
De Kalb 3 52 764 1,135 1,954
Elkhart 27 103 1,156 1,586 2,872
Fulton 36 73 248 535 892
Jasper 8 20 98 192 318
Kosciusko 20 102 435 1,091 1,648
Lagrange 17 158 1,593 781 2,549
Lake 0 45 650 265 960
La Porte 7 204 1,991 881 3,083
Marshall 16 73 420 426 935
Miami 30 91 398 956 1,475
Noble 13 57 835 886 1,791
Porter 3 32 691 360 1,086
Pulaski 35 22 67 301 425
St. Joseph 57 162 1,169 746 2,134
Starke 25 0 30 56 111
Steuben 0 71 1,585 464 2,120
Wabash 60 119 292 1,085 1,556
White 25 44 104 449 622
Whitley 15 50 349 549 963
Total 484 1,773 14,425 15,137 31,819
Inhabitants in Northern Indiana by Counties from the Southern States in 1850
      North South     Southern  
County Kentucky Maryland Carolina Carolina Tennessee Virginia States* Total
Allen 65 164 33 11 5 273 11 562
Cass 229 159 81 32 52 563 21 1,137
De Kalb 8 112 1 0 1 104 3 229
Elkhart 43 132 30 9 23 448 1 686
Fulton 193 40 33 19 34 263 2 584
Jasper 138 31 44 5 28 197 2 445
Kosciusko 89 129 62 8 22 549 12 871
Lagrange 19 122 6 0 1 121 0 269
Lake 11 11 6 1 8 40 4 81
La Porte 114 54 107 11 25 572 41 924
Marshall 155 50 28 14 19 170 0 436
Miami 247 202 216 26 60 670 23 1,444
Noble 25 109 19 2 3 230 2 390
Porter 50 49 25 2 13 168 2 309
Pulaski 63 32 20 4 12 102 0 233
St. Joseph 108 111 96 20 17 340 6 698
Starke 2 2 0 2 2 15 1 24
Steuben 4 29 1 0 3 40 3 80
Wabash 361 160 238 27 52 640 12 1,490
White 155 60 32 11 68 299 5 630
Whitley 27 61 49 11 27 215 8 398
Total 2,106 1,819 1,127 215 475 6,019 159 11,920
* Allen: Alabama 1, District of Columbia 4, Georgia 6. Louisiana 1. Cass: Alabama 1, Arkansas 1. District of Columbia 12, Georgia 6, Louisiana 1. De Kalb: Arkansas 1, Louisiana 2. Elkhart: District of Columbia 1. Fulton: Georgia 2. Jasper: District of Columbia 1, Louisiana 1. Kosciusko: Alabama 6, District of Columbia 3. Georgia 4. Lake: Georgia 2. Mississippi 1. Texas 1. La Porte: Alabama 1, District of Columbia 30. Georgia 3, Louisiana 4, Mississippi 1. Texas 2. Miami: Alabama 1, Arkansas 1, District of Columbia 3, Georgia 18. Noble: Georgia 1. Louisiana 1. Porter: Arkansas 2. St. Joseph: Alabama 1, Georgia 4. Louisiana 1. Starke: Alabama 1. Steuben: District of Columbia 3. Wabash: Alabama 6. Arkansas 1. District of Columbia 1. Georgia 3, Louisiana 1, Mississippi 1. White: District of Columbia 1, Georgia 3, Louisiana 1. Whitley: Alabama 5, District of Columbia 1, Georgia 2. Alabama 21, Arkansas 6, District of Columbia 60, Georgia 63, Louisiana 13, Mississippi 3. Texas 3.
Inhabitants in Northern Indiana by Counties from the Foreign Countries in 1850
                Other  
              Switzer- Foreign  
County Canada England France Germany Ireland Scotland land Countries* Total
Allen 124 197 554 2,439 424 56 96 12 3,902
Cass 21 96 19 178 243 11 3 3 574
De Kalb 30 33 10 112 22 9 12 0 228
Elkhart 178 35 10 196 57 20 6 16 518
Fulton 44 15 7 85 32 12 2 2 199
Jasper 33 19 0 8 6 0 0 5 71
Kosciusko 22 53 4 119 53 5 15 5 276
Lagrange 66 181 2 38 15 19 1 6 328
Lake 171 60 5 560 60 3 0 3 862
La Porte 155 173 17 122 249 46 0 21 783
Marshall 45 25 3 187 17 4 0 3 284
Miami 3 34 4 254 46 9 9 1 360
Noble 15 35 4 158 14 2 11 0 239
Porter 226 46 2 23 100 9 0 10 416
Pulaski 11 9 9 69 8 1 5 l 113
St. Joseph 91 78 43 415 149 31 7 19 833
Starke 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 9
Steuben 45 92 2 51 22 8 15 0 235
Wabash 18 34 10 138 190 4 15 4 413
White 8 22 1 13 19 4 2 1 70
Whitley 15 11 9 168 36 1 0 2 242
Total 1,323 1,250 715 5,333 1,766 254 199 115 10,955
* Allen: India 1, Norway 1, Nova Scotia 3, Russia 1, Wales 6. Cass: New Brunswick 2, Norway 1. Elkhart: India 1, New Brunswick 6, Norway 1, Prince Edward Island 2, Sweden 1, Europe 6. Fulton: Wales 2. Jasper: Norway 2, Wales 3. Kosciusko: Isle of Man 1, Wales 4. Lagrange: East Indies 2, New Brunswick 1, Nova Scotia 3. Lake: Nova Scotia 3. La Porte: Spain 1, Isle of Man 3, Madeira Island 3, New Brunswick 4, Norway 1, Nova Scotia 4, Sweden 2, Wales 2, West Indies 1. Marshall: Norway 3. Miami: Holland 1. Porter: Hungary 1, Isle of Man 2, New Brunswick 5, Norway 1, Wales 1. Pulaski: New Brunswick 1. St. Joseph: Austria 3, Belgium 4, British America 1, Denmark 1, Holland 2, Isle of Man 4, New Brunswick 1, Nova Scotia 2, Wales 1. Starke: New Brunswick 1. Wabash: Wales 4. White: Norway 1. Whitley: Belgium 1, Nova Scotia 1, Austria 3, Belgium 6, British America 1, Spain 1, Denmark 1, East Indies 2, Holland 3, Hungary 1, India 2, Isle of Man 10, Madeira Island 3, New Brunswick 20, Norway 11, Nova Scotia 16, Prince Edward Island 2, Russia 1, Sweden 3, Wales 23, West Indies 1, Europe 6.
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Allen County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 223 174 397 2.35
  Connecticut 35 29 64  
Maine 42 24 66
Massachusetts 48 55 103  
New Hampshire 22 16 38  
Rhode Island 6 3 9  
Vermont 70 47 117  
Middle Atlantic States 1,451 1,279 2,730 16.14  
Delaware 12 4 16  
New Jersey 91 77 168  
New York 631 604 1,235  
Pennsylvania 717 594 1,311  
North Central States 4,752 4,523 9,275 54.82  
Illinois 0 6 6  
Indiana 2,752 2,575 5,327  
Michigan 34 45 79  
Missouri 3 0 3  
Ohio 1,959 1,895 3,854  
Wisconsin 4 2 6  
Southern States 316 246 562 3.32  
Alabama 1 0 1  
District of Columbia 2 2 4  
Georgia 4 1 5  
Kentucky 37 28 65  
Louisiana 1 0 1  
Maryland 90 74 164  
North Carolina 17 16 33  
South Carolina 9 2 11  
Tennessee 2 3 5  
Virginia 153 120 273  
Foreign 2,119 1,783 3,902 23.06  
Canada 60 64 124  
England 117 80 197  
France 299 256 554  
Germany 1,322 1,117 2,439  
India 0 1 1  
Ireland 227 197 424  
Norway 1 0 1  
Nova Scotia 2 1 3  
Russia 0 1 1  
Scotland 34 22 56  
Switzerland 54 42 96  
Wales 3 3 6  
Unknown 33 13 46 .27  
Born at Sea 1 6 7 .04  
Grand Total 8,895 8,024 16,919  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Cass County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 66 51 117 1.06
Connecticut 7 10 17  
Maine 12 6 18  
Massachusetts 15 11 26  
New Hampshire 4 3 7  
Rhode Island 2 1 3  
Vermont 26 20 46  
Middle Atlantic States 856 739 1,595 14.52
Delaware 36 35 71  
New Jersey 62 65 127  
New York 170 145 315  
Pennsylvania 588 494 1,082  
North Central States 3,854 3,554 7,408 67.43
Illinois 12 11 23  
Indiana 2,374 2,223 4,597  
Iowa 0 3 3  
Michigan 9 4 13  
Missouri 3 6 9  
Ohio 1,456 1,307 2,763  
Southern States 618 519 1,137 10.35
Alabama 1 0 1  
Arkansas 1 0 1  
District of Columbia 7 5 12  
Georgia 5 1 6  
Kentucky 120 109 229  
Louisiana 1 0 1  
Maryland 83 76 159  
North Carolina 43 38 81  
South Carolina 18 14 32  
Tennessee 23 29 52  
Virginia 316 247 563  
Foreign 341 233 574 5.23
Canada 9 12 21  
England 55 41 96  
France 12 7 19  
Germany 108 70 178  
Ireland 144 99 243  
New Brunswick 2 0 2  
Norway 1 0 1  
Scotland 8 3 11  
Switzerland 2 1 3  
Unknown 74 81 155 1.41
Grand Total 5,809 5,177 10,986  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in De Kalb County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 148 135 283 3.43
Connecticut 41 42 83  
Maine 1 4 5  
Massachusetts 41 30 71  
New Hampshire 13 6 19  
Rhode Island 4 1 5  
Vermont 48 52 100  
Middle Atlantic States 1,025 929 1,954 23.68
Delaware 1 2 3  
New Jersey 30 22 52  
New York 403 361 764  
Pennsylvania 591 544 1,135  
North Central States 2,869 2,627 5,496 66.61
Illinois 2 2 4  
Indiana 1,104 1,031 2,135  
Michigan 24 20 44  
Ohio 1,738 1,574 3,312  
Wisconsin 1 0 1  
Southern States 120 109 229 2.78
Arkansas 0 1 1  
Kentucky 4 4 8  
Louisiana 1 1 2  
Maryland 55 57 112  
North Carolina 1 0 1  
Tennessee 1 0 1  
Virginia 58 46 104  
Foreign 132 96 228 2.76
Canada 14 16 30  
England 16 17 33  
France 5 5 10  
Germany 68 44 112  
Ireland 16 6 22  
Scotland 6 3 9  
Switzerland 7 5 12  
Unknown 41 20 61 .74
Grand Total 4,335 3,916 8,251  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Elkhart County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 238 195 433 3.41
Connecticut 46 46 92  
Maine 16 10 26  
Massachusetts 44 34 78  
New Hampshire 15 16 31  
Rhode Island 3 5 8  
Vermont 114 84 198  
Middle Atlantic States 1,537 1,335 2,872 22.61
Delaware 14 13 27  
New Jersey 57 46 103  
New York 605 551 1,166  
Pennsylvania 861 725 1,586  
North Central States 4,141 3,952 8,093 63.75
Illinois 10 11 21  
Indiana 2,237 2,123 4,360  
Iowa 5 6 11  
Michigan 78 109 187  
Missouri 2 4 6  
Ohio 1,808 1,697 3,505  
Wisconsin 1 2 3  
Southern States 365 321 686 5.40
District of Columbia 1 0 1  
Kentucky 20 23 43  
Maryland 72 60 132  
North Carolina 16 14 30  
South Carolina 6 3 9  
Tennessee 12 11 23  
Virginia 238 210 448  
Foreign 286 232 518 4.08
Canada 92 86 178  
England 21 14 35  
France 8 2 10  
Germany 110 86 196  
India 1 0 1  
Ireland 31 26 57  
New Brunswick 3 2 5  
Norway 0 1 1  
Prince Edward Island 1 1 2  
Scotland 11 9 20  
Sweden 0 1 1  
Switzerland 3 3 6  
Europe 5 1 6  
Unknown 51 44 95 .75
Grand Total 6,618 6,079 12,697  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Fulton County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 56 37 93 1.55
Connecticut 21 9 30  
Maine 0 4 4  
Massachusetts 19 14 33  
New Hampshire 2 1 3  
Rhode Island 1 0 1  
Vermont 13 9 22  
Middle Atlantic States 492 400 892 14.91
Delaware 22 14 36  
New Jersey 47 26 73  
New York 131 117 248  
Pennsylvania 292 243 535  
North Central States 2,179 2,020 4,199 70.19
Illinois 10 11 21  
Indiana 1,336 1,180 2,516  
Michigan 7 7 14  
Missouri 3 4 7  
Ohio 817 817 1,634  
Iowa 6 1 7  
Southern States 319 265 584 9.77
Georgia 1 1 2  
Kentucky 102 91 193  
Maryland 22 18 40  
North Carolina 20 13 33  
South Carolina 7 12 19  
Tennessee 19 15 34  
Virginia 148 115 263  
Foreign 106 93 199 3.33
Canada 16 28 44  
England 10 5 15  
France 4 3 7  
Germany 48 37 85  
Ireland 20 12 32  
Scotland 7 5 12  
Switzerland 1 1 2  
Wales 0 2 2  
Unknown 6 9 15 .25
Grand Total 3,158 2,824 5,982  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Jasper County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 30 26 56 1.58
Connecticut 9 3 12  
Maine 5 13 18  
Massachusetts 5 3 8  
New Hampshire 1 0 1  
Rhode Island 1 2 3  
Vermont 9 5 14  
Middle Atlantic States 161 157 318 8.96
Delaware 5 3 8  
New Jersey 13 7 20  
New York 49 49 98  
Pennsylvania 94 98 192  
North Central States 1,383 1,272 2,655 74.83
Illinois 14 12 26  
Indiana 870 808 1,678  
Iowa 1 3 4  
Michigan 12 10 22  
Missouri 0 2 2  
Ohio 484 437 921  
Wisconsin 2 0 2  
Southern States 260 185 445 12.54
District of Columbia 1 0 1  
Kentucky 73 65 138  
Louisiana 0 1 1  
Maryland 17 14 31  
North Carolina 25 19 44  
South Carolina 2 3 5  
Tennessee 15 13 28  
Virginia 127 70 197  
Foreign 40 31 71 2.00
Canada 16 17 33  
England 13 6 19  
Germany 5 3 8  
Ireland 5 1 6  
Norway 1 1 2  
Wales 0 3 3  
Unknown 1 2 3 .09
Grand Total 1,875 1,673 3,548  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Kosciusko County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 76 63 139 1.36
Connecticut 24 18 42  
Maine 1 2 3  
Massachusetts 23 13 36  
New Hampshire 10 7 17  
Rhode Island 3 0 3  
Vermont 15 23 38  
Middle Atlantic States 901 747 1,648 16.09
Delaware 9 11 20  
New Jersey 64 38 102  
New York 234 201 435  
Pennsylvania 594 497 1,091  
North Central States 3,710 3,586 7,296 71.22
Illinois 6 9 15  
Indiana 1,785 1,737 3,522  
Iowa 2 0 2  
Michigan 21 16 37  
Ohio 1,896 1,824 3,720  
Southern States 463 408 871 8.50
Alabama 2 3 5  
District of Columbia 2 1 3  
Georgia 2 2 4  
Kentucky 48 41 89  
North Carolina 31 31 62  
Maryland 72 57 129  
South Carolina 5 3 8  
Tennessee 10 12 22  
Virginia 291 258 549  
Foreign 166 110 276 2.69
Canada 11 11 22  
England 35 18 53  
France 2 2 4  
Germany 71 48 119  
Ireland 31 22 53  
Isle of Man 1 0 1  
Scotland 4 1 5  
Switzerland 7 8 15  
Wales 4 0 4  
Unknown 7 7 14 .14
Grand Total 5,323 4,921 10,244  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Lagrange County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 263 203 466 5.55
Connecticut 75 67 142  
Maine 11 6 17  
Massachusetts 61 47 108  
New Hampshire 16 9 25  
Rhode Island 9 8 17  
Vermont 91 66 157  
Middle Atlantic States 1,325 1,224 2,549 30.39
Delaware 6 11 17  
New Jersey 81 77 158  
New York 823 770 1,593  
Pennsylvania 415 366 781  
North Central States 2,448 2,238 4,686 56.87
Illinois 9 8 17  
Indiana 1,153 1,107 2,260  
Iowa 2 5 7  
Michigan 79 65 144  
Missouri 2 0 2  
Ohio 1,198 1,052 2,250  
Wisconsin 4 1 5  
Northwest Territory 1 0 1  
Southern States 142 127 269 3.22
Kentucky 7 12 19  
Maryland 65 57 122  
North Carolina 3 3 6  
Tennessee 1 0 1  
Virginia 66 55 121  
Foreign 181 147 328 3.91
Canada 30 36 66  
East Indies 1 1 2  
England 103 78 181  
France 2 0 2  
Germany 20 18 38  
Ireland 10 5 15  
New Brunswick 0 1 1  
Nova Scotia 3 0 3  
Scotland 11 8 19  
Switzerland 1 0 1  
Unknown 51 38 89 1.06
Grand Total 4,410 3,977 8,387  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Lake County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 151 105 256 6.42
Connecticut 38 25 63  
Maine 13 8 21  
Massachusetts 26 21 47  
New Hampshire 15 10 25  
Rhode Island 3 3 6  
Vermont 56 38 94  
Middle Atlantic States 512 448 960 24.05
New Jersey 26 19 45  
New York 342 308 650  
Pennsylvania 144 121 265  
North Central States 997 803 1,800 45.10
Illinois 35 28 63  
Indiana 632 515 1,147  
Michigan 38 34 72  
Missouri 2 2 4  
Ohio 288 222 510  
Wisconsin 2 2 4  
Southern States 43 38 81 2.03
Georgia 1 1 2  
Kentucky 6 5 11  
Maryland 6 5 11  
Mississippi 1 0 1  
North Carolina 4 2 6  
South Carolina 1 0 1  
Tennessee 7 1 8  
Texas 0 1 1  
Virginia 17 23 40  
Foreign 500 362 862 21.60
Canada 94 77 171  
England 43 17 60  
France 2 3 5  
Germany 323 237 560  
Ireland 35 25 60  
Nova Scotia 0 3 3  
Scotland 3 0 3  
Unknown 21 11 32 .80
Grand Total 2,224 1,767 3,991  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in La Porte County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 393 310 703 5.79
Connecticut 119 103 222  
Maine 19 11 30  
Massachusetts 94 74 168  
New Hampshire 40 32 72  
Rhode Island 13 8 21  
Vermont 108 82 190  
Middle Atlantic States 1,666 1,417 3,083 25.38
Delaware 4 3 7  
New Jersey 103 101 204  
New York 1,081 910 1,991  
Pennsylvania 478 403 881  
North Central States 3,344 3,246 6,590 54.26
Illinois 49 43 92  
Indiana 2,319 2,264 4,583  
Iowa 6 7 13  
Michigan 110 118 228  
Missouri 13 6 19  
Ohio 835 797 1,632  
Wisconsin 12 11 23  
Southern States 468 456 924 7.61
Alabama 1 0 1  
District of Columbia 19 11 30  
Georgia 1 2 3  
Kentucky 59 55 114  
Louisiana 3 1 4  
Maryland 30 24 54  
Mississippi 1 0 1  
North Carolina 53 54 107  
South Carolina 6 5 11  
Tennessee 10 15 25  
Texas 2 0 2  
Virginia 283 289 572  
Foreign 438 345 783 6.46
Canada 77 78 155  
England 103 70 173  
France 11 6 17  
Germany 80 42 122  
Ireland 134 115 249  
Isle of Man 1 2 3  
Madeira Island 2 1 3  
New Brunswick 0 4 4  
Nova Scotia 2 2 4  
Norway 0 1 1  
Scotland 25 21 46  
Spain 1 0 1  
Sweden 1 1 2  
Wales 0 2 2  
West Indies 1 0 1  
Unknown 40 22 62 .51
Born at Sea 0 1 1  
Grand Total 6,349 5,797 12,146  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Marshall County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 64 38 102 1.91
Connecticut 14 9 23  
Maine 0 2 2  
Massachusetts 15 3 18  
New Hampshire 6 6 12  
Rhode Island 3 3 6  
Vermont 26 15 41  
Middle Atlantic States 507 428 935 17.48
Delaware 8 8 16  
New, Jersey 35 38 73  
New York 224 196 420  
Pennsylvania 240 186 426  
North Central States 1,810 1,773 3,583 67.00
Illinois 13 11 24  
Indiana 1,130 1,120 2,250  
Iowa 1 1 2  
Michigan 18 13 31  
Ohio 648 628 1,276  
Southern States 245 191 436 8.13
Kentucky 81 74 155  
Maryland 29 21 50  
North Carolina 16 12 28  
South Carolina 8 6 14  
Tennessee 11 8 19  
Virginia 100 70 170  
Foreign 155 129 284 5.31
Canada 25 20 45  
England 14 11 25  
France 2 1 3  
Germany 102 85 187  
Ireland 8 9 17  
Norway 1 2 3  
Scotland 3 1 4  
Unknown 4 5 9 .17
Grand Total 2,785 2,564 5,349  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Wabash County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North   For- Un- At    
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* eign known Sea Total %
Below 1 0 1 0 414 404 0 0 0 415 3.42
1-4 1 30 34 1,777 1,544 2 0 0 1,844 15.19
5-9 2 69 51 1,895 1,289 22 0 0 2,039 16.80
10-14 1 104 64 1,369 744 22 1 0 1,561 12.86
15-19 1 146 99 1,005 428 25 5 1 1,282 10.56
20-29 13 351 293 1,278 473 113 20 0 2,068 17.04
30-39 29 366 359 646 151 95 4 0 1,499 12.35
40-49 28 231 237 134 18 69 1 0 700 5.77
50-59 16 159 242 21 2 51 4 0 493 4.06
60-69 9 73 80 0 0 12 0 0 174 1.43
70-79 1 18 27 1 0 1 0 0 48 .40
80-89 1 7 4 0 0 1 0 0 13 .10
90-100 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .01
Unknown 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .01
Total 102 1,556 1,490 8,541 5,054 413 054 1 12,138  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Miami County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 99 91 190 1.68
Connecticut 20 20 40  
Maine 3 4 7  
Massachusetts 19 14 33  
New Hampshire 10 11 21  
Rhode Island 3 1 4  
Vermont 44 41 85  
Middle Atlantic States 804 671 1,475 13.05
Delaware 19 11 30  
New Jersey 44 47 91  
New York 216 182 398  
Pennsylvania 525 431 956  
North Central States 3,953 3,840 7,793 68.95
Illinois 7 8 15  
Indiana 2,235 2,212 4,447  
Iowa 8 4 12  
Michigan 22 32 54  
Missouri 2 3 5  
Ohio 1,678 1,581 3,259  
Wisconsin 1 0 1  
Southern States 792 652 1,444 12.77
Alabama 0 1 1  
Arkansas 0 1 1  
District of Columbia 0 3 3  
Georgia 10 8 18  
Kentucky 126 121 247  
Maryland 106 96 202  
North Carolina 123 93 216  
South Carolina 12 14 26  
Tennessee 36 24 60  
Virginia 379 291 670  
Foreign 188 172 360 3.19
Canada 2 1 3  
England 20 14 34  
France 3 1 4  
Germany 123 131 254  
Holland 1 0 1  
Ireland 29 17 46  
Scotland 5 4 9  
Switzerland 5 4 9  
Unknown 25 16 41 .36
Grand Total 5,861 5,442 11,303  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Noble County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 120 96 216 2.72
Connecticut 26 16 42  
Maine 7 5 12  
Massachusetts 31 18 49  
New Hampshire 7 7 14  
Rhode Island 2 3 5  
Vermont 47 47 94  
Middle Atlantic States 971 820 1,791 22.55
Delaware 8 5 13  
New Jersey 34 23 57  
New York 451 384 835  
Pennsylvania 478 408 886  
North Central States 2,651 2,588 5,239 65.93
Illinois 16 3 19  
Indiana 1,078 1,085 2,163  
Michigan 31 31 62  
Ohio 1,525 1,469 2,994  
Wisconsin 1 0 1  
Southern States 216 174 390 4.91
Georgia 0 1 1  
Kentucky 13 12 25  
Louisiana 1 0 1  
Maryland 63 46 109  
North Carolina 13 6 19  
South Carolina 2 0 2  
Tennessee 1 2 3  
Virginia 123 107 230  
Foreign 135 104 239 3.00
Canada 12 3 15  
England 21 14 35  
France 3 1 4  
Germany 84 74 158  
Ireland 5 9 14  
Scotland 2 0 2  
Switzerland 8 3 11  
Unknown 38 33 71 .89
Grand Total 4,131 3,815 7,946  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Porter County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 176 127 303 5.79
Connecticut 38 30 68  
Maine 6 5 11  
Massachusetts 44 25 69  
New Hampshire 27 18 45  
Rhode Island 10 13 23  
Vermont 51 36 87  
Middle Atlantic States 554 532 1,086 20.74
Delaware 3 0 3  
New Jersey 19 13 32  
New York 344 347 691  
Pennsylvania 188 172 360  
North Central States 1,643 1,478 3,121 59.60
Illinois 15 14 29  
Indiana 914 865 1,779  
Iowa 1 3 4  
Michigan 66 57 123  
Missouri 9 2 11  
Ohio 635 533 1,168  
Wisconsin 3 4 7  
Southern States 163 146 309 5.90
Arkansas 0 2 2  
Kentucky 25 25 50  
Maryland 24 25 49  
North Carolina 11 14 25  
South Carolina 2 0 2  
Tennessee 8 5 13  
Virginia 93 75 168  
Foreign 249 167 416 7.90
Canada 122 104 226  
England 27 19 46  
France 2 0 2  
Germany 15 8 23  
Hungary 1 0 1  
Ireland 68 32 100  
Isle of Man 1 1 2  
New Brunswick 3 2 5  
Norway 1 0 1  
Scotland 8 1 9  
Wales 1 0 1  
Unknown 1 0 1 .07
Grand Total 2,786 2,450 5,236  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Pulaski County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 18 5 23 .89
Connecticut 4 2 6  
Maine 1 0 1  
Massachusetts 5 2 7  
New Hampshire 1 0 1  
Rhode Island 1 0 1  
Vermont 6 1 7  
Middle Atlantic States 221 204 425 16.34
Delaware 18 17 35  
New Jersey 13 9 22  
New York 30 37 67  
Pennsylvania 160 141 301  
North Central States 958 840 1,798 69.29
Illinois 1 2 3  
Indiana 526 449 975  
Michigan 1 0 1  
Missouri 1 2 3  
Ohio 428 386 814  
Wisconsin 1 1 2  
Southern States 118 115 233 8.98
Kentucky 31 32 63  
Maryland 15 17 32  
North Carolina 10 10 20  
South Carolina 1 3 4  
Tennessee 8 4 12  
Virginia 53 49 102  
Foreign 69 44 113 4.35
Canada 6 5 11  
England 5 4 9  
France 7 2 9  
Germany 40 29 69  
Ireland 7 1 8  
New Brunswick 0 1 1  
Scotland 1 0 1  
Switzerland 3 2 5  
Unknown 4 0 4 .15
Grand Total 1,388 1,208 2,596  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in St Joseph County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 211 163 374 3.40
Connecticut 55 29 84  
Maine 33 29 62  
Massachusetts 50 30 80  
New Hampshire 18 13 31  
Rhode Island 1 6 7  
Vermont 54 56 110  
Middle Atlantic States 1,156 978 2,134 19.48
Delaware 32 25 57  
New Jersey 93 69 162  
New York 607 562 1,169  
Pennsylvania 424 322 746  
North Central States 3,478 3,432 6,910 63.07
Illinois 17 15 32  
Indiana 2,117 2,142 4,259  
Iowa 6 5 11  
Michigan 150 138 288  
Missouri 3 3 6  
Ohio 1,181 1,120 2,301  
Wisconsin 4 9 13  
Southern States 355 343 698 6.37
Alabama 1 0 1  
Georgia 3 1 4  
Kentucky 45 63 108  
Louisiana 1 0 1  
Maryland 50 61 111  
North Carolina 47 49 96  
South Carolina 9 11 20  
Tennessee 6 11 17  
Virginia 193 147 340  
Foreign 491 342 833 7.63
Austria 2 1 3  
Belgium 2 2 4  
British America 1 0 1  
Canada 48 43 91  
Denmark 0 1 1  
England 49 29 78  
France 28 15 43  
Germany 238 177 415  
Holland 2 0 2  
Ireland 91 58 149  
Isle of Man 2 2 4  
New Brunswick 0 1 1  
Nova Scotia 1 1 2  
Scotland 22 9 31  
Switzerland 4 3 7  
Wales 1 0 1  
Unknown 4 2 6 .05
Grand Total 5,695 56,260 10,955  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Starke County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 5 4 9 1.62
Connecticut 2 1 3  
New Hampshire 3 2 5  
Vermont 0 1 1  
Middle Atlantic States 53 58 111 19.93
Delaware 13 12 25  
New York 14 16 30  
Pennsylvania 26 30 56  
North Central States 216 188 404 72.53
Illinois 2 1 3  
Indiana 101 96 197  
Michigan 0 3 3  
Ohio 113 88 201  
Southern States 15 9 24 4.30
Alabama 1 0 1  
Kentucky 2 0 2  
Maryland 2 0 2  
South Carolina 2 0 2  
Tennessee 1 1 2  
Virginia 7 8 15  
Foreign 6 3 9 1.62
Canada 1 1 2  
England 1 1 2  
Ireland 3 1 4  
New Brunswick 1 0 1  
Grand Total 295 262 557  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Steuben County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 263 269 532 8.71
Connecticut 52 35 87  
Maine 9 9 18  
Massachusetts 69 78 147  
New Hampshire 24 17 41  
Rhode Island 3 8 11  
Vermont 106 122 228  
Middle Atlantic States 1,129 991 2,120 34.73
New Jersey 42 29 71  
New York 854 731 1,585  
Pennsylvania 233 231 464  
North Central States 1,594 1,537 3,131 51.29
Illinois 4 4 8  
Indiana 708 704 1,412  
Michigan 86 94 180  
Missouri 0 2 2  
Ohio 796 731 1,527  
Wisconsin 0 2 2  
Southern States 38 42 80 1.31
District of Columbia 1 2 3  
Kentucky 2 2 4  
Maryland 14 15 29  
North Carolina 1 0 1  
Tennessee 3 0 3  
Virginia 17 23 40  
Foreign 131 104 235 3.85
Canada 24 21 45  
England 54 38 92  
France 2 0 2  
Germany 27 24 51  
Ireland 12 10 22  
Scotland 6 2 8  
Switzerland 6 9 15  
Unknown 5 2 7 .11
Grand Total 3,160 2,945 6,105  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Wabash County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 63 39 102 .84
Connecticut 10 8 18  
Maine 4 6 10  
Massachusetts 22 11 33  
New Hampshire 3 1 4  
Rhode Island 2 0 2  
Vermont 22 13 35  
Middle Atlantic States 821 735 1,556 12.82
Delaware 29 31 60  
New Jersey 63 56 119  
New York 157 135 292  
Pennsylvania 572 513 1,085  
North Central States 4,473 4,068 8,541 70.37
Illinois 12 11 23  
Indiana 2,636 2,418 5,054  
Iowa 3 3 6  
Michigan 8 11 19  
Missouri 9 3 12  
Ohio 1,805 1,621 3,426  
Wisconsin 0 1 1  
Southern States 767 723 1,490 12.28
Alabama 4 1 5  
Arkansas 0 1 1  
District of Columbia 0 1 1  
Georgia 2 1 3  
Kentucky 172 189 361  
Louisiana 0 1 1  
Maryland 87 73 160  
Mississippi 0 1 1  
North Carolina .125 113 238  
South Carolina 11 16 27  
Tennessee 26 26 52  
Virginia 340 300 640  
Foreign 244 169 413 3.40
Canada 13 5 18  
England 25 9 34  
France 6 4 10  
Germany 78 60 138  
Ireland 109 81 190  
Scotland 3 1 4  
Switzerland 8 7 15  
Wales 2 2 4  
Unknown 27 8 35 .29
Born at Sea 0 1 1  
Grand Total 6,395 5,743 12,138  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in White County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 32 17 49 1.03
Connecticut 8 2 10  
Maine 8 4 12  
Massachusetts 8 1 9  
New Hampshire 3 1 4  
Rhode Island 0 1 1  
Vermont 5 8 13  
Middle Atlantic States 342 280 622 13.07
Delaware 16 9 25  
New Jersey 25 19 44  
New York 62 42 104  
Pennsylvania 239 210 449  
North Central States 1,695 1,633 3,328 69.91
Illinois 12 7 19  
Indiana 1,035 1,030 2,066  
Iowa 2 1 3  
Michigan 3 2 5  
Missouri 0 2 2  
Ohio 643 591 1,234  
Southern States 328 302 630 13.24
District of Columbia 0 1 1  
Georgia 0 3 3  
Kentucky 90 65 155  
Louisiana 1 0 1  
Maryland 29 31 60  
North Carolina 15 17 32  
South Carolina 5 6 11  
Tennessee 36 32 68  
Virginia 152 147 299  
Foreign 50 20 70 1.47
Canada 4 4 8  
England 17 5 22  
France 1 0 1  
Germany 8 5 13  
Ireland 15 4 19  
Norway 1 0 1  
Scotland 2 2 4  
Switzerland 2 0 2  
Unknown 43 18 61 1.28
Grand Total 2,490 2,270 4,760  
Nativity of Free Inhabitants in Whitley County, Indiana, 1850
  Men Women Total %
New England States 60 41 101 1.95
Connecticut 17 9 26  
Maine 7 5 12  
Massachusetts 9 9 18  
New Hampshire 6 4 10  
Rhode Island 3 1 4  
Vermont 18 13 31  
Middle Atlantic States 510 453 963 18.56
Delaware 10 5 15  
New Jersey 34 16 50  
New York 185 164 349  
Pennsylvania 281 268 549  
North Central States 1,807 1,669 3,476 66.98
Illinois 1 2 3  
Indiana 806 765 1,571  
Michigan 7 9 16  
Missouri 1 0 1  
Ohio 992 893 1,885  
Southern States 213 185 398 7.67
Alabama 0 5 5  
District of Columbia 0 1 1  
Georgia 1 1 2  
Kentucky 12 15 27  
Maryland 31 30 61  
North Carolina 25 24 49  
South Carolina 8 3 11  
Tennessee 17 10 27  
Virginia 119 96 215  
Foreign 133 109 242 4.67
Belgium 1 0 1  
Canada 7 8 15  
England 6 5 11  
France 7 2 9  
Germany 91 77 168  
Ireland 20 16 36  
Nova Scotia 0 1 1  
Scotland 1 0 1  
Unknown 5 4 9 .17
Born at Sea 1 0 1  
Grand Total 2,729 2,461 5,190  
Nativity of Negroes in Northern Indiana by Counties in 1850
County Connecticut New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Alabama District of Columbia Kentucky Maryland North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee Virginia Illinois Indiana   Michigan Missouri Ohio Wisconsin Unknown Total
Allen 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 4 1 1 19 0 37 3 0 26 0 1 100
Cass 0 0 0 2 0 1 9 1 8 0 2 2 0 28 0 0 8 0 0 61
De Kalb 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 10
Elkhart 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 8 0 1 15
Fulton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jasper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 i 1
Kosciusko 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Lagrange 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 17
Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
La Porte 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 24 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 39
Marshall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miami 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 16
Noble 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 6
Porter 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
Pulaski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
St. Joseph 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1 17 3 0 8 1 0 39
Starke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steuben 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Wabash 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 14
White 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 9
Whitley 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 7 5 23 0 44 0 0 12 0 0 97
Total 1 3 4 9 1 4 14 7 32 10 9 85 1 158 7 1 81 1 5 433
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Northern Indiana According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North   For- Un- At    
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* eign known Sea Total %
Below 1 3 41 5 5,598 5,425 13 17 0 5,677 3.44
1-4 25 476 144 22,106 19,030 198 47 1 22,997 13.90
5-9 85 1,730 282 24,240 16,667 635 75 4 27,051 16.36
10-14 155 2,645 403 17,612 9,143 896 78 0 21,789 13.18
15-19 298 3,782 829 11,737 3,854 1,195 103 1 17,945 lg.86
20-29 733 7,181 2,414 14,402 3,080 2,715 190 1 27,636 16.73
30-39 997 6,831 2,652 6,857 909 2,346 113 2 19,798 11.97
40-49 1,111 4,710 2,438 1,855 132 1,460 79 1 11,654 7.05
50-59 889 2,807 1,775 288 19 973 56 0 6,788 4.11
60-69 478 1,176 708 54 11 376 22 0 2,814 1.70
70-79 146 341 223 21 5 110 S 0 849 .51
80-89 18 67 39 5 1 20 3 0 142 .10
90-100 2 9 2 0 0 5 0 0 18 .01
Unknown 4 33 6 47 21 13 25 0 128 .08
Total 4,944 31,819 11,920 104,822 58,297 10,955 816 10 165,286  
*The figures listed under Indiana are included in the figures listed under the North Central States.
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Northern Indiana According to Place of Birth by Percentage
  New Middle   North    
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign
Below 1 .06 .13 .04 5.34 9.31 .12
1-4 .50 1.49 1.21 21.09 32.64 1.80
5-9 1.72 5.44 2.37 23.13 28.59 5.80
10-14 3.14 8.31 3.38 16.80 15.68 8.19
15-19 6.03 11.89 6.95 11.20 6.61 10.91
20-29 14.83 22.57 20.25 13.74 5.28 24.78
30-39 20.16 21.47 22.24 6.54 1.56 21.42
40-49 22.47 14.80 20.46 1.77 .23 13.33
50-59 17.98 8.82 14.89 .27 .03 8.88
60-69 9.67 3.70 5.94 .05 .02 3.43
70-79 2.96 1.07 1.87 .02 .01 1.00
80-89 .36 .18 .33 .005 .00 .18
90-100 .04 .03 .02 .00 .00 .04
Unknown .08 .10 .05 .045 .04 .12
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants I of Allen County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North   For- Un- At    
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* eign known Sea Total %
Below 1 0 4 1 530 515 5 0 0 540 3.19
1-4 3 59 9 2,281 1,999 85 0 1 2,438 14.41
5-9 10 162 13 2,255 1,642 247 0 4 2,691 15.90
10-14 18 274 14 1,431 760 348 4 0 2,089 12.35
15-19 30 336 39 840 233 445 8 0 1,698 10.04
20-29 70 634 125 1,138 139 965 15 1 2,948 17.42
30-39 87 562 141 590 31 804 9 1 2,194 12.97
40-49 74 381 101 161 5 500 7 0 1,224 7.23
50-59 56 193 76 39 1 338 3 0 705 4.17
60-69 34 92 35 7 2 124 0 0 292 1.72
70-79 14 29 8 3 0 32 0 0 86 .51
80-89 1 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 11 .07
90-100 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .01
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 .01
Total 397 2,730 562 9,275 56,327 3,902 46 7 16,919  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Cass County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 1 2 0 388 381 0 6 397 3.62
1-4 2 21 9 1,376 1,261 16 12 1,436 13.07
5-9 1 80 34 1,534 1,222 30 25 1,704 15.51
10-14 4 143 41 1,268 839 27 26 1,509 13.74
15-19 8 186 81 920 431 53 23 1,271 11.57
20-29 20 335 220 1,180 343 148 23 1,926 17.53
30-39 22 308 230 537 95 142 17 1,256 11.43
40-49 32 272 250 163 16 64 11 792 7.21
50-59 14 144 174 27 1 57 6 422 3.84
60-69 7 81 72 3 1 22 2 187 1.70
70-79 5 20 16 2 2 12 0 55 .50
80-89 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 8 .07
90-100 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 .02
Unknown 0 0 5 10 5 2 4 21 .19
Total 117 1,595 1,137 7,408 4,597 574 155 10,986  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of De Kalb County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 1 0 327 319 0 1 329 3.99
1-4 0 23 2 1,238 956 5 0 1,268 15.37
5-9 1 74 4 1,355 642 5 4 1,443 17.49
10-14 2 126 6 946 184 10 5 1,095 13.27
15-19 10 195 9 563 22 17 3 797 9.66
20-29 38 448 24 683 6 48 12 1,253 15.19
30-39 64 499 55 312 3 61 9 1,000 12.12
40-49 61 333 54 63 2 41 13 565 6.85
50-59 58 154 44 7 0 26 8 297 3.59
60-69 37 81 22 1 0 11 3 155 1.88
70-79 11 19 9 0 0 4 1 44 .53
80-89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .oo
90-100 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .02
Unknown 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 .04
Total 283 1,954 229 5,496 2,135 228 61 8,251  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Elkhart County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 2 5 0 374 362 0 0 381 3.00
1-4 3 38 3 1,726 1,486 7 4 1,781 14.03
5-9 3 161 2 1,945 1,334 21 6 2,138 16.84
10-14 14 215 8 1,386 771 35 6 1,664 13.10
15-19 33 332 46 919 268 50 14 1,394 10.99
20-29 49 671 140 1,084 108 127 19 2,090 16.46
30-39 86 615 152 484 28 121 15 1,473 11.60
40-49 107 416 155 143 1 82 3 906 7.14
50-59 70 250 110 18 0 41 3 492 3.88
60-69 46 117 45 4 0 21 5 238 1.87
70-79 16 39 19 1 1 10 2 87 .68
80-89 1 2 6 0 0 0 1 10 .08
90-100 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 -01
Unknown 3 9 0 9 1 3 17 41 .32
Total 433 2,872 686 8,093 4,360 518 95 12,697  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Fulton County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 1 1 225 219 0 0 227 3.79
1-4 0 20 5 860 742 3 0 888 14.83
5-9 2 45 9 926 686 8 0 990 16.55
10-14 4 80 18 693 387 8 0 803 13.43
15-19 6 91 26 493 215 19 1 636 10.63
20-29 13 185 124 604 207 46 1 973 16.27
30-39 18 195 145 294 52 39 4 695 11.62
40-49 20 131 106 87 7 34 7 385 6.44
50-59 16 90 99 14 0 29 2 250 4.18
60-69 10 41 41 3 1 11 0 106 1.77
70-79 4 8 8 0 0 2 0 22 .37
80-89 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 7 .12
90-100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .00
Total 93 892 584 4,199 2,516 199 2,5 5,982  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Jasper County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 0 0 148 147 0 0 148 4.17
1-4 0 0 6 498 451 2 0 506 14.26
5-9 2 5 11 568 450 6 0 592 16.68
10-14 5 15 15 455 295 9 1 500 14.09
15-19 4 38 15 335 166 9 0 401 11.30
20-29 10 67 108 384 136 13 0 582 16.41
30-39 8 64 95 196 26 8 0 371 10.46
40-49 9 64 93 63 7 12 1 242 6.82
50-59 12 35 72 8 0 9 1 137 3.86
60-69 5 24 26 0 0 1 0 56 1.58
70-79 1 4 4 0 0 1 0 10 .28
80-89 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .03
90-100 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .06
Total 56 318 445 2,655 1,678 71 3 3,548  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Kosciusko County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 0 1 370 363 I 0 372 3.63
1-4 0 26 6 1,389 1,219 5 0 1,426 13.92
5-9 2 49 7 1,678 1,092 16 1 1,753 17.11
10-14 3 111 32 1,260 519 23 0 1,429 13.95
15-19 12 161 62 855 179 31 5 1,126 10.99
20-29 18 318 178 1,038 113 59 1 1,612 15.74
30-39 26 410 197 544 35 60 1 1,238 12.08
40-49 36 289 174 144 1 46 1 690 6.74
50-59 22 167 125 13 0 24 3 354 3.46
60-69 18 88 65 3 1 11 1 186 1.82
70-79 2 28 18 2 0 0 0 50 .48
80-89 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 8 .08
90-100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .00
Total 139 1,648 871 7,296 3,522 276 1 10,244  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Lagrange County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 2 0 274 263 2 6 284 3.39
1-4 1 24 7 954 767 7 5 998 11.90
5-9 8 137 5 1,153 729 17 17 1,337 15.94
10-14 10 208 9 825 359 28 10 1,090 13.00
15-19 20 335 24 548 92 39 9 975 11.63
20-29 81 674 53 595 27 79 14 1,496 17.83
30-39 84 518 47 228 12 68 11 956 11.40
40-49 106 323 65 80 6 29 7 610 7.27
50-59 99 212 46 15 3 30 5 407 4.85
60-69 43 77 8 4 1 20 4 156 1.86
70-79 10 31 4 3 0 6 0 54 .65
80-89 3 3 1 1 0 3 0 11 .13
90-100 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .01
Unknown 1 4 0 6 1 0 1 12 .14
Total 466 2,549 269 4,686 2,260 328 89 8,387  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Lake County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 0 0 133 131 1 0 134 3.36
1-4 0 12 1 527 450 19 3 562 14.08
5-9 2 78 0 483 341 87 3 653 16.36
10-14 7 94 1 293 159 115 4 514 12.88
15-19 16 142 8 134 25 110 2 412 10.32
20-29 44 215 20 157 31 192 6 634 15.89
30-39 45 182 19 59 10 151 8 464 11.63
40-49 57 126 14 14 0 90 5 306 7.67
50-59 49 79 12 0 0 64 0 204 5.11
60-69 28 25 5 0 0 25 1 84 2.10
70-79 8 6 1 0 0 7 0 22 .55
80-89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .00
90-100 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.05
Total 256 960 81 1,800 1,147 862 32 3,991  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of La Porte County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North   For- Un- At    
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* eign known Sea Total %
Below 1 0 6 0 276 266 0 0 0 282 2.32
1-4 3 36 11 1,414 1,295 11 1 0 1,476 12.15
5-9 7 182 31 1,562 1,286 43 4 0 1,829 15.06
10-14 10 267 28 1,165 836 60 7 0 1,537 12.66
15-19 37 465 80 759 393 101 11 0 1,453 11.96
20-29 116 733 194 884 363 228 20 0 2,175 17.91
30-39 130 596 189 383 118 147 3 0 1,448 11.92
40-49 178 400 192 117 15 102 6 1 996 8.20
50-59 138 255 127 12 0 50 6 0 588 4.84
60-69 62 88 51 5 1 23 2 0 231 1.90
70-79 21 28 15 0 0 9 1 0 74 .61
80-89 1 7 5 0 0 3 0 0 16 .13
90-100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -00
Unknown 0 20 1 13 10 6 1 0 41 .34
Total 703 3,083 924 6,590 4,583 783 62 1 12,146  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Marshall County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 1 0 189 177 1 0 191 3.57
1-4 0 9 3 708 604 2 0 722 13.50
5-9 0 39 11 914 654 15 1 980 18.32
10-14 2 81 13 637 396 15 3 751 14.04
15-19 5 100 25 421 200 38 1 590 11.03
20-29 10 179 60 431 163 69 2 751 14.04
30-39 17 223 123 208 50 52 2 625 11.68
40-49 23 151 111 61 5 44 0 390 7.29
50-59 27 96 44 11 1 31 0 209 3.91
60-69 12 38 29 2 0 12 0 93 1.74
70-79 4 13 16 0 0 3 0 36 .67
80-89 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 8 .15
90-100 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .04
Unknown 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .02
Total 102 935 436 3,583 2,250 284 9 5,349  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Miami County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 6 1 420 399 2 2 431 3.82
1-4 1 41 29 1,580 1,348 3 5 1,659 14.68
5-9 3 102 38 1,693 1,164 13 5 1,854 16.40
10-14 7 142 53 1,291 665 15 2 1,510 13.36
15-19 12 150 115 875 355 31 5 1,188 10.51
20-29 36 307 287 1,130 356 83 12 1,855 16.41
30-39 43 297 336 602 122 101 2 1,381 12.22
40-49 36 231 276 151 25 49 1 744 6.58
50-59 25 133 193 35 7 35 5 426 3.77
60-69 21 50 88 10 3 22 1 192 1.69
70-79 5 12 23 4 2 5 0 49 .43
80-89 1 4 4 2 1 1 1 13 .12
90-100 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .01
Total 190 1,475 1,444 7,793 4,447 360 41 11,303  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Noble County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 1 0 269 257 0 1 271 3.41
1-4 3 38 3 1,094 872 1 16 1,155 14.54
5-9 4 102 6 1,214 654 13 7 1,346 16.94
10-14 5 143 10 907 287 11 5 1,081 13.60
15-19 14 193 19 569 51 18 3 816 10.27
20-29 26 406 65 721 23 64 15 1,297 16.32
30-39 52 404 90 341 14 60 10 957 12.04
40-49 44 255 89 105 2 35 7 535 6.73
50-59 41 176 72 11 2 25 5 330 4.15
60-69 21 53 32 2 0 9 1 118 1.49
70-79 5 18 4 2 0 3 1 33 .42
80-89 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .04
90-100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .00
Unknown 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 4 .05
Total 216 1,791 390 5,239 2,163 239 71 7,946  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Porter County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 1 0 147 145 1 1 150 2.87
1-4 2 12 2 673 572 9 0 698 13.33
5-9 12 68 7 724 500 23 0 834 15.93
10-14 12 91 12 535 296 56 0 706 13.48
15-19 21 141 15 359 114 65 0 601 11.48
20-29 39 257 72 423 111 108 0 899 17.17
30-39 53 205 68 198 35 90 0 614 11.73
40-49 80 163 61 52 5 31 0 387 7.39
50-59 50 104 45 8 0 23 0 230 4.39
60-69 22 37 19 2 1 9 0 89 1.70
70-79 10 7 7 0 0 0 0 24 .46
80-89 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 .07
90-100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .00
Total 303 1,086 309 3,121 1,779 416 1 5,236  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Pulaski County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 1 0 114 110 0 0 115 4.43
1-4 0 6 0 354 309 1 0 361 13.91
5-9 0 26 7 395 271 8 0 436 16.80
10-14 0 37 8 298 155 13 0 356 13.71
15-19 0 53 17 179 61 11 0 260 10.02
20-29 2 71 52 282 48 20 0 427 16.45
30-39 6 88 52 135 18 25 2 308 11.86
40-49 6 74 49 33 3 19 1 182 7.01
50-59 7 51 31 6 0 8 1 104 4.01
60-69 1 10 6 2 0 2 0 21 .81
70-79 1 6 10 0 0 6 0 23 .88
80-89 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 .11
90-100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .00
Total 23 425 233 1,798 975 113 4 2,596  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of St. Joseph County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 1 0 388 374 0 0 389 3.55
1-4 2 27 5 1,431 1,248 9 1 1,475 13.46
5-9 6 116 12 1,555 1,197 26 0 1,715 - 15.66
10-14 18 137 22 1,125 723 65 1 1,368 12.49
15-19 15 236 55 797 366 92 0 1,195 10.91
20-29 57 484 128 1,003 273 217 3 1,892 17.27
30-39 82 490 139 454 70 194 0 1,359 12.41
40-49 75 328 167 137 6 144 0 851 7.77
50-59 62 197 111 13 1 59 0 442 4.03
60-69 42 83 39 3 0 17 0 184 1.68
70-79 12 27 19 2 0 6 1 67 .61
80-89 3 7 1 1 0 4 0 16 .14
90-100 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .01
Unknown 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .01
Total 374 2,134 698 6,910 4,259 833 6 10,955  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Starke County Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 0 0 26 25 0 0 26 4.67
1-4 0 0 0 71 58 0 0 71 12.75
5-9 0 3 0 100 65 0 0 103 18.49
10-14 1 5 0 67 27 0 0 73 13.10
15-19 1 11 0 53 10 0 0 65 11.67
20-29 0 30 5 53 8 3 0 91 16.34
30-39 0 27 6 24 4 2 0 59 10.59
40-49 4 19 6 8 0 2 0 39 7.00
50-59 1 9 5 2 0 1 0 18 3.23
60-69 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 10 1.80
70-79 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .18
80-89 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .18
90-100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .00
Total 9 111 24 404 197 9 0 557  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Steuben County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 5 0 193 183 0 0 198 3.24
1-4 4 22 0 762 612 8 0 796 13.04
5-9 17 142 0 799 426 19 0 977 16.00
10-14 29 230 3 538 169 17 1 818 13.40
15-19 47 311 8 326 13 18 0 710 11.63
20-29 74 504 14 343 7 57 0 992 16.25
30-39 109 428 15 136 2 52 2 742 12.15
40-49 103 272 19 22 0 27 2 445 7.29
50-59 91 155 17 9 0 29 2 303 4.96
60-69 46 41 3 1 0 8 0 99 1.62
70-79 10 8 1 1 0 0 0 20 .33
80-89 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .07
90-100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .00
Unknown 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .02
Total 532 2,120 80 3,131 1,412 235 7 6,105  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of White County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North          
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* Foreign Unknown Total %
Below 1 0 2 1 190 187 0 0 193 4.05
1-4 0 16 9 625 581 2 0 652 13.69
5-9 2 35 28 674 550 1 2 742 15.59
10-14 3 56 28 581 417 1 2 671 14.09
15-19 1 66 59 446 198 1 13 586 12.31
20-29 6 110 157 487 105 20 25 805 16.91
30-39 14 114 114 243 21 16 11 512 10.75
40-49 6 109 136 69 6 13 5 338 7.14
50-59 12 68 67 10 0 14 0 171 3.59
60-69 3 39 20 2 0 1 1 66 1.38
70-79 2 7 9 0 0 1 2 21 .44
80-89 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 .06
90-100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .00
Total 49 622 630 3,328 2,065 70 61 4,760  
Age Distribution in 1850 of the Inhabitants of Whitley County, Indiana, According to Place of Birth
  New Middle   North   For- Un- At    
  England Atlantic Southern Central Indiana* eign known Sea Total %
Below 1 0 1 0 203 198 0 0 0 204 3.93
1-4 0 16 0 768 656 1 0 0 785 15.13
5-9 1 55 6 818 473 15 0 0 895 17.25
10-14 0 86 18 542 155 18 0 0 664 12.79
15-19 5 94 27 341 34 22 0 0 489 9.42
20-29 11 202 95 504 40 56 2 0 870 16.76
30-39 22 240 80 243 12 58 3 1 647 12.47
40-49 26 142 83 48 2 27 1 0 327 6.30
50-59 23 80 63 9 1 29 2 0 206 3.97
60-69 9 32 20 0 0 15 1 0 77 1.48
70-79 4 13 5 0 0 1 0 0 23 .44
80-89 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .04
90-100 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .02
Total 101 963 398 3,476 1,571 242 9 1 5,190  


Published by the Indiana University Department of History.